FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Category: 
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Implementation of Quiet Car Regulations

Commends Trump Administration for Action to Protect Blind Pedestrians

Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the final implementation of regulations to implement the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to protect the blind and other pedestrians from the dangers posed by silent hybrid and electric vehicles.

"The National Federation of the Blind applauds the Trump administration for protecting the lives of blind Americans, as well as other pedestrians and cyclists," said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. "This regulation will ensure that blind people can continue to travel safely and independently as we work, learn, shop, and engage in the other activities that are part of living the lives we want. This regulation is the result of many years of work by dedicated members of the National Federation of the Blind who helped study this issue and advocate for an appropriate solution.”